It was a busy day at the state Capitol Friday, as California lawmakers froze many bills, advanced others, and even saw Gov. Jerry Brown sign a key measure into law.
Senate and Assembly committees advanced and sidelined hundreds of bills in mere seconds without any debate or explanation.
Some of the key measures that stalled would have:
- made some police records in potential misconduct cases available to the public
- required some employers to set worker schedules a week in advance
- encouraged Californians on welfare to finish school by providing extra money for achieving high school or college degrees
- created health standards for models
- forced a public vote on the Delta Tunnels project
- reimbursed counties for the costs of special elections for state legislative seats
Meanwhile, Governor Brown signed an urgency bill that lawmakers rushed him earlier in the day to lift the ban on organ donations from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients.